Faculty and Researchers
Roxanne KrystalliProgram Manager
At Feinstein, Roxanne Krystalli focuses on how to better generate, synthesize, and use evidence in the humanitarian field. Her own research focuses on patterns of violence in mass atrocities and on victim-centered transitional justice, paying particular attention to gender and other dimensions of power. She is also on the Steering Committee of Lean Research, a cross-institutional partnership to consider the ethics and practicalities of research in vulnerable or violent settings.
Prior to joining Feinstein, Roxanne worked as researcher, humanitarian practitioner, and advocate at the intersection of gender and armed conflict, with a particular focus on understanding and responding to the needs of victims of violence. Her past work brought her to a variety of places including Egypt, Uganda, Colombia, Guatemala, Sudan, and Mexico, where she worked with ex-combatants, refugees, and internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as victims and survivors of sexual violence, torture, and disappearance.
Roxanne received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Fletcher.
She has been recognized as a P.E.O. International Peace Scholar, Social Science Research Council Fellow, Ogunte Featured Social Innovator, and TEDx speaker, and she is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Service at Tufts University. Her published work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Conversation, Open Democracy, Women Under Siege, NextBillion, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative blog.
- Twitter: @rkrystalli
- Transitional justice
- Gender and violence in war and transitions
- Humanitarian evidence synthesis
- Qualitative research in vulnerable settings
- The politics of humanitarianism
- Latin America
- Dyan Mazurana, Roxanne Krystalli, and Anton Baare. “Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration: Reviewing and Advancing the Field.” Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict, Oxford University Press (edited by Fionnuala Ní Aolain, Naomi Can, Dina Haynes and Nahla Valj) (forthcoming).
- Roxanne Krystalli and Kimberly Theidon. “Here’s how attention to gender affected Colombia’s peace process.” Washington Post. Oct. 9, 2016.
- Roxanne Krystalli. “The Colombian peace agreement has a big emphasis on the lives of women. Here’s how.” Washington Post. Aug. 19, 2016.
- Wilkinson, Cai, Evren M. Eken, Laura Mills, Roxanne Krystalli, Harry D. Gould, Jesse Crane-Seeber, and Paul Kirby. “Responding to# AllMalePanels: A Collage.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 18, no. 3 (2016): 477-491.
- Roxanne Krystalli. “Why free love in the FARC isn’t so free.” Washington Post. Mar. 14, 2016.
- Roxanne Krystalli. 2014. “Deconstructing the 2012 Human Security Report: Examining narratives on wartime sexual violence.” International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis 69(4): 574-593.
This paper synthesizes evidence appraisal practices to inform evidence syntheses in the Humanitarian Evidence Program. It is addressed to all audiences interested in humanitarian evidence, including but not limited to researchers,…Read More
This briefing paper accompanies a full report that synthesizes evidence appraisal practices to inform evidence syntheses in the Humanitarian Evidence Program. It is addressed to all audiences interested in humanitarian evidence,…Read More
This publication accompanies a catalog of existing evidence syntheses in the humanitarian sector and discusses the methodological approach to this exercise. The purpose of this study was three-fold: (a) to identify gaps…Read More
This Guidance Note discusses an approach to systematic evidence synthesis in the humanitarian field. Though its recommendations explicitly apply to the evidence synthesis outputs commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme,…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
Visiting Fellow Kim Wilson and Humanitarian Evidence Program Manager Roxanne Krystalli have co-authored a new essay on tailoring financial inclusion approaches to refugees’ needs and the challenges they face during…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli participated in the International Studies Association annual conference in Baltimore. She presented ongoing research on the politics of victim recognition in the Colombian transition from conflict to peace…Read More
In a recent blog post on CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson reflected on the relevance of a corruption frame for understanding refugees’ financial inclusion. Drawing from their…Read More
As part of Innovate Tufts 2017, Roxanne Krystalli participated in a panel discussion on innovations in the Colombian peace process. She discussed the peace process engagement with victims’ associations, the…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli participates in Global Women’s Institute workshop on research on gender-based violence
In January 2017, Roxanne Krystalli participated in a workshop hosted by the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University on the topic of conducting research on gender-based violence. Roxanne joined researchers, practitioners,…Read More
In January 2017, Roxanne Krystalli facilitated a workshop on gender and refugee crises at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. The workshop was part of…Read More
This week, Feinstein’s Roxanne Krystalli is featured as the Practitioner Profile of the the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA). In a podcast interview with ATHA, Roxanne discusses the…Read More
Following the signing of a peace treaty between the Colombia government and the largest Colombian rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Feinstein program manager Roxanne Krystalli commented on…Read More
From 26-28 September in Bloomsbury, London, policymakers, program managers, and researchers from over 25 countries presented on their experiences promoting policy uptake and measuring impact, knowledge translation, and uses of evidence….Read More
Classes are starting soon, and Feinstein faculty, researchers, and visiting fellows will be bringing their vast experiences to the classroom! Look below for the list of courses. Friedman and Fletcher…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli, Program Manager of the Humanitarian Evidence Program, has joined contributors across academic institutions in a discussion of all-male panels in the latest issue of the International Feminist Journal of…Read More
On July 20, 2016, Roxanne Krystalli joined ALNAP’s webinar entitled “Planning with Evidence: Cutting edge Practices.” This was the first webinar in ALNAP’s new series dedicated to evidence, “Bridging the…Read More
On May 18-21, Roxanne Krystalli participated in the International Feminist Journal of Politics annual conference. The conference drew together faculty, researchers, and graduate students who work on questions related to gender…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli is featured on the Colombia Calling podcast to discuss the ongoing peace talks in Colombia. She explores challenges and opportunities of doing research in vulnerable settings and discusses…Read More
The first ever World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, Turkey on May 23-24, 2016. The summit aimed to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action that addresses future humanitarian…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli gave a lecture titled “Demilitarizing Masculinities and Femininities: Reintegration of Former Combatants in Colombia” at the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights. Roxanne emphasized the need to understand…Read More
On March 24, 2016, Roxanne Krystalli published a piece in The Washington Post, discussing what conversations on armed groups and violence miss when they do not incorporate a gender analytical perspective….Read More
We invite our London-based colleagues to join us on April 14, 2016 for a discussion on humanitarian evidence, co-hosted by Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center. Please see below for an…Read More
Feinstein’s Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson have teamed up to post an article entitled, Consent as a Conversation: Lean Research in Vulnerable Settings, on Next Billion’s blog today. They write:…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli and Brittany Card co-authored a post on understanding gendered experiences of war at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s ATHA blog. Krystalli and Card reflected on the progress made since the passage…Read More
Feinstein International Center faculty and researchers have supported the creation of a Gender Analysis in International Studies program at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Professor Dyan Mazurana, FIC…Read More
Humanitarian Evidence Program Manager Roxanne Krystalli has been quoted in Alice Driver’s piece in the Texas Observer about femicide. Driver argues that, contrary to an emerging narrative, femicide in Mexico is not a…Read More
The Humanitarian Evidence Program, a partnership between Oxfam GB and the Feinstein International Center, recently filed a submission to the World Humanitarian Summit consultations. The submission, titled “Humanitarian evidence: going…Read More
Humanitarian Evidence Program Manager Roxanne Krystalli was quoted in a recent piece on femicide in Mexico. Krystalli remarked: “If we simply treat the targeting of violence against certain women as…Read More
On April 15, 2015, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MIT D-Lab, and Feinstein International Center co-hosted Lean Lab, a day-long convening to reflect on the Lean Research initiative…Read More